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#1 14 years ago

Is it possible to convert .dm_2 demo files into something like .AVI or .MPEG?

Like, is there a program that can do this? Or is it even possible?

I've been looking but couldn't find anything and was wondering if this is even possible, which I'm not so sure if it even is. But maybe it is, I hope. That's why I came here, to see if anyone knew.

Thanks.




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#2 14 years ago
Mysteri0Is it possible to convert .dm_2 demo files into something like .AVI or .MPEG? Like, is there a program that can do this? Or is it even possible? I've been looking but couldn't find anything and was wondering if this is even possible, which I'm not so sure if it even is. But maybe it is, I hope. That's why I came here, to see if anyone knew. Thanks.

Yup, basicly u get a few different programs and make the .dm_2 file into 100's even 1000's of sreenshots (depending on the size etc) then with a prog compile them back together into ur format :naughty: Downside: Time consuming, lots of shit going on, Big files at the end Upside: superb quailty, dont get fps lag (with such progs as fraps) when recording. have a search on google m8 theres a few good guides out there.




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#3 14 years ago
dan88Yup, basicly u get a few different programs and make the .dm_2 file into 100's even 1000's of sreenshots (depending on the size etc) then with a prog compile them back together into ur format :naughty: Downside: Time consuming, lots of shit going on, Big files at the end Upside: superb quailty, dont get fps lag (with such progs as fraps) when recording. have a search on google m8 theres a few good guides out there.

Something tells me you're being sarcastic. What you told me doesn't make sense I don't think, regarding the 100's or 1000's of screenshots bit, etc. If what you're telling me is true, what program can actually convert .dm_2 files into .avi's or .mpeg's? Thanks.




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#4 14 years ago

My mistake... I guess you weren't being sarcastic. I guess that didn't make sense to me at first, but then I found out that 'Fraps' is a real program. Sorry.

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Mysteri0My mistake... I guess you weren't being sarcastic. I guess that didn't make sense to me at first, but then I found out that 'Fraps' is a real program. Sorry. And thanks.

heh, i aint making stuff up or being sarcastic, here try it for urself :D Converting to AVI We have 3 options for this. One is to use an ingame command that outputs every frame as a screenshot, another way is to record with fraps and the final way is to use tvout. Option 1 – Ingame command

This option will give you the best quality, but it does also require a fair amount of work. Playback your demo, and type /cl_avidemo 30 in the console, your screen will go fairly jerky and your FPS will hit the floor. What it is doing is taking a screenshot 30 times a second.

Once you have your desired footage, you will have a LOT of screenshots in your screenshots folder. What you need to do is convert these from TGA to Jpeg. Theres 3 good programs that I tried this with and work very good.

One is a program called reaconverter pro available from http://www.reasoft.com/products/reaconverter/ 2jpeg, this is a command line based program and is very quick. You can get this from http://batch.fcodersoft.com/2jpeg/ The last one, that I use is paint shop pro 7. from http://www.jasc.com/

All of these programs are pretty simple to use, so I shouldn’t need to bother writing how to batch convert the files to jpeg.

So now we have hundereds of jpeg files, we need to put them all together to make an avi file. My personal choice of program for this is a program called JPGVideo, you can get this from http://www.ndrw.co.uk/download/shareware/jpgavi/jpgavi.zip

This is very simple to use also, simply launch the program and click configure. At the top choose the directory where all your jpeg images are, and underneath that the output for the avi file. Set the frames per second slider to 30 then hit Ok. On the next screen click run, it will then ask you which codec you want to use, at this point you can leave it uncompressed or compress it with your favouritre codec (divx personally)

Once that process is done, you now have the .avi file which you can edit in premier or any other editing program.

Option 2 – TvOut This uses the same method as how most MOHAA demos are made now, watch back the demo and record via TvOut. Many of you know how to do this already, but for those who don’t please read the tutorial written by mike here http://www.smapump.freeserve.co.uk/demos.htm

Option 3 – Fraps The most hated method in MOHAA, software based video capture. However the advantage of doing this in COD is that the low fps you get from recording wont effect your gameplay as your watching a video of yourself. This option takes a lot of HDD space and gives nice quality, however its not my personal choice.

You can find information on fraps at http://www.fraps.com/

Conclusion

Option 1 – Ingame commands: SUPERB Quality, you need a fair amount of HDD space though and it is a little time consuming. Option 2 – TvOut: High quality, easy to do once you have it setup Option 3 – Fraps: High quality, takes a lot of HDD space, but it doesn’t provide a smooth demo Personally I use option 1, the quality it provides more than makes up for the extra bit of time you put into making it, you can also compress straight to divx without messing about.




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#6 14 years ago

WOW! Excellent info man! Thanks for taking the time to help me out, I really appreciate it!

Hey, I think I'll use Option 1 since you recommend that as being the best option to use, so I'll go ahead and make a .avi file from a demo(Short 1 minutes demo maybe, just to try this method out), and then I'll post it here to see what ya think.

Thanks a lot!




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#7 14 years ago

[email]dan_uk_cod@msn.com[/email] add me and send it to me when u done i wouldnt mind seeing it, also if u wanna go for a game or just chat add me




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#8 14 years ago

Okay, thanks. I'll add you as soon as I'm able to logon to MSN. Right now, for some reason, MSN isn't letting me connect. Keeps saying the server is too busy or unavailable. Oh yeah, with 2Jpeg, is there a program to run? There is a .exe file in the 2Jpeg folder, but that only loads the Manual. Does that mean I have to do everything manual with command lines, etc, in order to convert the .tga files into .jpg? Thanks. Edit: Okay, I'm able to connect to MSN now, and I added you. Accept when you can. Thanks.